CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis for the second quarter of 2023 quality program measure trends. The analysis is intended to provide hospitals with a comparative review over time of the quality data collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and published on Care Compare.
The measures updated in this second quarter 2023 Care Compare release are hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems, safety, outcomes, readmissions, and star ratings. CMS adopted a sepsis measure to be evaluated under the federal fiscal year 2026 value-based purchasing (VBP) program, which is included in this analysis.
The measures analyzed represent those included in the Medicare quality programs such as:
- Readmissions reduction program
- Hospital acquired conditions reduction program
- Comprehensive care for joint replacement program
Measures that CMS has adopted for use in at least one of the four programs for the current program year and forward are also included, though some measures do not apply to all program years. The “Notes” tab of the analysis specifies the applicable program years for each measure.
Measures collected by CMS that have not been adopted for use in one of the programs but are included in the Care Compare database are not evaluated in this analysis, with the exception of star ratings. Measures that have been finalized for use in one of the four programs but are lacking complete data in Care Compare are not evaluated in this analysis. In order to focus on measures relevant to the quality programs going forward, this analysis does not include measures that CMS has removed from the current program year.
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